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Royal Mail labour agreement a strategic issue in growing internet retailing market
05/Dec/2013 by Thomas Cullen.
The Royal Mail
has agreed a settlement with the trade union representing most of its staff. This promises stability in the short run but may be at a high price.... read more
M-commerce takes hold as the holiday season kicks off
04/Dec/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
With six less shopping days in this holiday season, retailers are pressured to not just breakeven but to make a profit in this slightly abbreviated season. As such, the lead up to the season has seen inventory levels increase over last year with intermodal rail containers increasing 7.2% in October. Anecdotal evidence further suggests a bump in airfreight as well because of new high-tech gadget launches as well.... read more
Amazon drone delivery may point the way to more sensible logistics automation
03/Dec/2013 by Thomas Cullen.
It is hard to know if Amazon
should be taken seriously in its proposal to deliver packages by drone-helicopter.... read more
Middle East e-commerce growth hindered by government regulations
03/Dec/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
According to e-Marketer, a market research company that monitors ecommerce trends, Middle East and Africa B2C e-commerce sales are expected to increase 31% to US$27bn in 2013 from US$20.6bn in 2012.... read more
Royal Mail improves profitability whilst big investors do their sums
28/Nov/2013 by Thomas Cullen.
’s first set of figures as a private company are likely to provide yet more impetus for its soaring share-price.... read more
Chinese Government encourages e-commerce to boost domestic consumption
28/Nov/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
In a move to increase domestic consumption and services, the Chinese government recently outlined plans to make online sales account for at least 10.0% of sales nationwide.... read more
Brazil looks to public-private consortiums to help improve infrastructure problems
27/Nov/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
As Brazil gets set to host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, it is looking to pick up its pace to improve its infrastructure quandary. However, much like the rest of the world, Brazil has experienced an economic slowdown and is facing domestic pressure to keep government spending in check.... read more
Oman seeks to be a major logistics hub in Middle East
26/Nov/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
According to Oman’s Minister of transport and Communication, Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Salalah City's designation as a Free Zone and a number of investments in infrastructure projects have given it the potential to emerge as the Eastern gateway to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and to the rest of the Middle East.... read more
EU starts formal proceedings against shipping lines
26/Nov/2013 by Thomas Cullen.
Judging by the direction of container shipping rates it is hard to believe that the carriers are conspiring to artificially inflate prices, however that appears to be the proposition from the European Commission.... read more
Current situation results in new highs for the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index
21/Nov/2013 by Cathy Roberson.
Improvements in the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index continued into November as the overall index climbed 2.5 index points to 57.1. The index has remained above the 50 level since February and not only is it at its highest level but it is also the first time that the individual air and sea indices are above the 50-level.... read more
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